Author : Andreas Televantos
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN 13 : 0192643177
Total Pages : 225 pages
Book Rating : 4.9/5 (264 download)
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Download or read book Capitalism Before Corporations written by Andreas Televantos and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-12-03 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To what extent did English law facilitate trade before the advent of general incorporation and modern securities law? This is the question at the heart of Capitalism before Corporations. It examines the extent to which legal institutions of the Regency period, especially Lord Eldon's Chancellorship, were sympathetic to the needs of merchants and willing to accommodate their changing practices and demands within established legal doctrinal frameworks and contemporary political economic thought. In so doing, this book probes at the heart of modern debates about equity, trusts, insolvency, and the justifiability of corporate privileges. Corporations are an integral part of modern life. We bank with corporations, we usually buy our groceries from them, and they provide us with most news and media. We take it for granted too that most large-scale business, and even much small-scale business, is carried out by corporations. Things were not always so. Televantos considers the Bubble Act of 1720, which criminalised the forming of corporations without a Royal Charter or Act of Parliament, its repeal in 1825, and the subsequent impact. Much of the modernisation of Britain's industry therefore took place before general incorporation was allowed. Unaided by statute, traders had to create business organisations using the basic building blocks of private law: trusts, partnership, and agency.
Download or read book Recent Themes in Historical Thinking written by Donald A. Yerxa and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Described as "the New York Review of Books for history," Historically Speaking has emerged as one of the most distinctive historical publications in recent years, actively seeking out contributions from a pantheon of leading voices in historical discourse from both inside and outside academia. Recent Themes in Historical Thinking represents some of the best writing on historiography to appear in the past five years. The prominent historians featured in this collection of essays and interviews drawn from Historically Speaking comment on such wide-ranging topics as the impact of postmodernism on the field, the relationship between professional and popular history, the importance of historical consciousness, and the limitations of the field in its current state.
Download or read book Mystifying the Monarch written by Jeroen Deploige and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The power of monarchs has traditionally been as much symbolic as actual, rooted in popular imagery of sovereignty, divinity, and authority. In Mystifying the Monarch, a distinguished group of contributors explores the changing nature of that imagery—and its political and social effects—in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. They demonstrate that, rather than a linear progression where perceptions of rulers moved inexorably from the sacred to the banal, in reality the history of monarchy has been one of constant tension between mystification and demystification.
Download or read book Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice written by Catherine Bell and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1992-01-30 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In this volume, Bell re-examines the issues, methods, and ramifications of our interest in ritual by concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and the history of religions. Now with a new foreword by Diane Jonte-Pace, Bell's work is a must-read for understanding the evolution of the field of ritual studies and its current state.
Download or read book Trauma and the Memory of Politics written by Jenny Edkins and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-07-31 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this interesting study, Jenny Edkins explores how we remember traumatic events such as wars, famines, genocides and terrorism, and questions the assumed role of commemorations as simply reinforcing state and nationhood. Taking examples from the World Wars, Vietnam, the Holocaust, Kosovo and September 11th, Edkins offers a thorough discussion of practices of memory such as memorials, museums, remembrance ceremonies, the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress and the act of bearing witness. She examines the implications of these commemorations in terms of language, political power, sovereignty and nationalism. She argues that some forms of remembering do not ignore the horror of what happened but rather use memory to promote change and to challenge the political systems that produced the violence of wars and genocides in the first place. This wide-ranging study embraces literature, history, politics and international relations, and makes a significant contribution to the study of memory.
Download or read book For King and Country written by Heather Jones and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-09-23 with total page 591 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a ground-breaking history of the British monarchy in the First World War and of the social and cultural functions of monarchism in the British war effort. Heather Jones examines how the conflict changed British cultural attitudes to the monarchy, arguing that the conflict ultimately helped to consolidate the crown's sacralised status. She looks at how the monarchy engaged with war recruitment, bereavement, gender norms, as well as at its political and military powers and its relationship with Ireland and the empire. She considers the role that monarchism played in military culture and examines royal visits to the front, as well as the monarchy's role in home front morale and in interwar war commemoration. Her findings suggest that the rise of republicanism in wartime Britain has been overestimated and that war commemoration was central to the monarchy's revered interwar status up to the abdication crisis.
Download or read book The Monarchy and the British Nation, 1780 to the Present written by Andrzej Olechnowicz and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-11-29 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What has been the function of monarchy in the political and social life of Britain?
Download or read book England: An Elegy written by Roger Scruton and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2006-05-10 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides an account of England which is an analysis of its institutions and culture, and a celebration of its virtues. This book covers aspects of the English inheritance, informed by a philosophical vision. It shows that there is such a country as England, that it has a distinct personality and endows its residents with a distinct moral ideal.
Download or read book Transactions of the Royal Historical Society: Volume 11 written by Royal Historical Society and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-03-06 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The annual collection of articles from the Royal Historical Society.
Download or read book The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England, 1598–1606 written by Thomas M. McCoog, S.J. and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 626 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England 1598-1606, Thomas M. McCoog, S.J., examines the tribulations of the beleaguered Jesuits in the Three Kingdoms during the transition from the Tudor to the Stuart dynasty.
Download or read book The Invention of Tradition written by Hobsbawm, E. J. Hobsbawm and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1992-07-31 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores examples of this process of invention and addresses the complex interaction of past and present in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism.
Download or read book Royalty and Diplomacy in Europe, 1890-1914 written by Roderick R. McLean and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-07-26 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 2001 book examines the role of European royal families in diplomacy before the First World War.
Download or read book Reconstructing the Past written by Sian Nicholas and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together a team of history and media researchers from across Britain and Europe, this volume provides readers with a themed discussion of the range and variety of the media’s engagement with history, and a close study of the relationship between media, history and national identity.
Download or read book Never Had It So Good written by Dominic Sandbrook and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-02-05 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1956 the Suez Crisis finally shattered the old myths of the British Empire and paved the way for the tumultuous changes of the decades to come. In NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, Dominic Sandbrook takes a fresh look at the dramatic story of affluence and decline between 1956 and 1963. Arguing that historians have until now been besotted by the supposed cultural revolution of the Sixties, Sandbrook re-examines the myths of this controversial period and paints a more complicated picture of a society caught between conservatism and change. He explores the growth of a modern consumer society, the impact of immigration, the invention of modern pop music and the British retreat from empire. He tells the story of the colourful characters of the period, like Harold Macmillan, Kingsley Amis and Paul McCartney, and brings to life the experience of the first post-imperial generation, from the Notting Hill riots to the first Beatles hits, from the Profumo scandal to the cult of James Bond. In this strikingly impressive debut, he combines academic verve and insight with colourful, dramatic writing to produce a classic, ground-breaking work that will change forever how we think about the Sixties.
Download or read book Postcolonial Whiteness written by Alfred J. Lopez and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2005-02-10 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the undertheorized convergence of postcoloniality and whiteness.
Download or read book Cultures of Power in Europe During the Long Eighteenth Century written by Hon Senior Research Fellow and Wardlaw Professor Emeritus of International History Hamish Scott and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-07-05 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An analysis of the forces which shaped politics and culture in Germany, France and Great Britain in the eighteenth century.
Download or read book Star Trek and the British Age of Sail written by Stefan Rabitsch and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-12-06 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Clear all moorings, one-half impulse power and set course for a mare incognitum... A popular culture artifact of the New Frontier/Space Race era, Star Trek is often mistakenly viewed as a Space Western. However, the Western format is not what governs the worldbuilding of Star Trek, which was, after all, also pitched as "Hornblower in space." Star Trek is modeled on the world of the "British Golden Age of Sail" as it is commonly found in the genre of sea fiction. This book re-historicizes and remaps the origins of the franchise and subsequently the entirety of its fictional world--the Star Trek continuum--on an as yet uncharted transatlantic bearing.